7:05 PM EST
Bulls +7.5 over Raptors (3u)
This line makes absolutely no sense. I know the Bulls have been struggling offensively but the Raptors shouldn’t be laying over 7 points to anybody without Lowry in the lineup. The Bulls matchup really well against the Raptors and have a big edge with Butler. I also like the fact that Jerry Krause passed away today (RIP) and they are going to be honoring him tonight and will be inspired to play well in his honor. Also doesn’t hurt that the Bulls own the Raptors beating them 11 times in a row. Bulls should win this game outright but they are the Bulls so we will play it safe with the points. Take the Bulls.
8:05 PM EST
Grizzlies +2.5 over Pelicans (2u)
The Pelicans have the two best players on the floor in Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, but the Grizzlies are a hard nosed disciplined group that grits and grinds you and matches up well against the Pelicans. New Orleans guard play is really shaky and they won’t have an answer for Conley. The Grizz have been coming on strong after a rough stretch which was just highlighted by a very impressive win over the Spurs. I like the Grizz to keep their winning ways going here in a narrow win over the home town team. Take the Grizz.
9:35 PM EST
Spurs -5 over Timberwolves (2u)
The Timberwolves must be happy to be back home after a pitiful road trip where they were swept while losing by an average of 15 points and allowing 121 points per game. Their defense has been horrific and they are in serious danger of sliding out of playoff contention. The Spurs coming to town is about the worst thing they could have hoped for as the Spurs dominate this series and they have been excellent on the road this season. Towns and Wiggins may keep this close, but of the course of four quarters the Spurs are going to end up running away with this. Take the Spurs.
10:05 PM EST
Bucks +5 over Blazers (2u)
The Blazers have been red hot and will be a great team to take down the stretch as I think they do make a serious playoff run, but tonight is just a very difficult spot for them. They are finally coming home after a 10 day road trip where they had great wins over the Spurs, Hawks, and Heat and were underdogs in all three. Now they have to adjust to being back home while avoiding a letdown after such a successful road stretch. This team has been playing well but there is no reason they should be a five point home favorite. They have only covered once all year as a home favorite and that was against the worst team in the league (Nets). The Bucks have the athleticism to matchup with them and have the big advantage in the paint with the Greek Freak. The Bucks were on fire before that huge blowout to the Warriors so they are underrated in this one as well. The Bucks ruin the Blazers first game home as they win this game outright. Take the Bucks.
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